Two articles from last week’s Sunday Times explore the differences between two Muslim communities – one in Britain and the other in the USA. Guess which one integrates better with their respective society?
These stories have been doing the rounds but I haven’t read them yet. Oh my!
#1: Wealth Inequality in 21st Century Threatens Economy and Democracy
#2: Ashcroft vs. the Human Rights Law that Holds Corporations Accountable
#3: Bush Administration Censors Science
#4: High Levels of Uranium Found in Troops and Civilians
#5: The Wholesale Giveaway of Our Natural Resources
#6: The Sale of Electoral Politics
#7: Conservative Organization Drives Judicial Appointments
#8: Cheney’s Energy Task Force and The Energy Policy
#9: Widow Brings RICO Case Against U.S. government for 9/11
#10: New Nuke Plants: Taxpayers Support, Industry Profits
According to the BBC, Bush’s Iraq WMDs joke backfires. This would be slightly funny if it wasn’t in such bad taste. Thanks Colm for the link.
Don’t watch this flash animation if you’re squemish, you have been warned! It’s a protest against the use of depleted uranium as ammunition. (Thanks Paul for the link.)
These headlines from the future make for good reading. hehe.
President Howard Dean vowed to continue pursuing the missing terrorists, but Richard Perl, Donald Rumsfeld et al. are still at large, being hidden by members of anti-Government militias in remote regions of the mountain states. The cabal took flight following the shocking 2009 discovery that “George W. Bush” was a humanoid robot loosely modeled on a combination of George H. W. Bush and former Indiana Senator Dan Quayle….
I can’t believe I’m going to write this, but I’m having second thoughts about the soon to be launched Gulf War V 1.1. The breaking point came when I read what’s linked above, late last week. Yes that’s right the Bush budget didn’t have a single line in it dedicated to providing aid to or infrastructure funding for Afghanistan, the country they invaded and are now occupying. It’s colonialism with the emphases on hoping the populace will just crawl off and die somewhere.
Excellent writing, as always, Mark.
Now, polls are fickle, and one doesn’t want or expect a leader to make decisions based on them alone. But when an American leader pushes a risky and potentially difficult war, he needs more than a thin and confused margin of support — support that isn’t even really support once you look at it closely. That was the lesson of Vietnam.
Oh, I forgot — Bush wasn’t there.
Irish Soccer star, Roy Keane, has been sent home. I got that message in a blank email stating, Roy Keane sent home, thanks Dod for the heads-up.
rte.ie and ireland.com are both sluggish, probably with Irish people trying to find out more. online.ie is still responsive but there isn’t much news there yet, and irishworldcup.com doesn’t have any news of his leaving at this time.
Just in: Ireland.com has an article on it. (Thanks Gearoid!)
UPDATE: More links from Gearoid.
Take out your frustrations on Mick McCarthy
Ireland.com has more on the story – He’ll only be replaced if FIFA see that he’s injured, apparently!
Here’s a petition to sign regarding this matter, although the aims of the petition aren’t spelt out clearly, it’s a start.